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MS Am 1673

Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922. Josephine Preston Peabody letters to Abbie Farwell Brown, 1891-1920: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1673
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922.
Title: Josephine Preston Peabody letters to Abbie Farwell Brown,
Date(s): 1891-1920.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from the American poet and feminist Josephine Preston Peabody to the American poet Abbie Farwell Brown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-408. Gift of Professor L.S. Marks; received: 1943.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Josephine Preston Peabody Letters to Abbie Farwell Brown, 1891-1920 (MS Am 1673). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Peabody was an American poet, dramatist, pacifist and feminist. She was a special student at Radcliffe College (1894-1896). Abbie Farwell Brown (1871-1927), her friend, was a poet, author of children's books, and leader in the New England literary community.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 142 letters, photographs, postcards, and clippings from Peabody to Brown concerning their writings and personal matters. Also includes some poems sent with the letters.

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